Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Celebrate Independence a Patriotic Activity

Every nation across the globe has a history about Independence Day. Specifically to those nations that went through a revolution in order to gain independence and liberty from a prior colonizer, separation as a part from another nation or state or an end of a military rule.  The United States of America has its share;


In July 4th 1776, the US Continental Congress adopted a Statement which announced  that then thirteen American colonies gained independence from Great Britain (it is commonly called today as the United Kingdom aka UK) and got separated from the British Empire.

The famous sentence in the Statement of Declaration of Independence illustrated the very core of Human Rights of which the United States of America stood through generations, today and in the future. 

To quote; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Since 1941, July 4th has been established as a Federal Holiday in the United States. However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).  From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings.

Cultural Perspectives: 
Today, the celebration of this Holiday has been passed from generations to another. Fourth of July is an official Federal Holiday of the United States. The American generations across the nation take their time to gather with friends and family and enjoy BBQ, have parties, a beach outing or in some areas of the country this 2011 Holiday might be a skiing treat in the month of June because of the changing climate.  

Each State and cities of United States of America has a form of celebration that includes an opulence of fireworks display that citizens will enjoy.  However, be mindful that there are cities and counties that have restricted the use of fireworks

            July 4th 2011 is the Celebration of the 235th Birthday of America’s Independence!
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In California, KGO-TV San Francisco  made a list of the cities that will provide Fireworks and Events for the 4th of July celebration.  The city near you may have a similar celebration.

Economically, it is also a celebratory time among big and small merchants to bring their themed products that depict the red, white and blue colors of the American Flag. Restaurants, resorts and hotels as well. A week or two before the 4th of July, majority of stores, supermarkets, and specialty stores have been selling their merchandize. Foods like chocolates and candies that were wrapped with this holiday theme will be sold fifty percent off on that day. Similar themed oriented goods and food stuffs are seen everywhere across United States during other US holidays like Halloween or Christmas.

On a similar note, our neighboring country, Canada will celebrate their Canada Day on July 1st. Their celebration is only a few days before the United States of America celebrates the Independence Day. Canadians celebrate their Canada Day in a very similar fashion as we in America do - gathering with friends and family and enjoy the Holiday. 

To everyone, wherever the location of your celebration please be safe always. Have a designated driver in your group, and please Do Not Drive When Drunk to keep the safety of everyone.

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